Weekly Seminars

ACQuFRR’s Weekly Seminar Series for the second semester 2018 commenced on Tuesday, 31 July 2018. Weekly seminars are held from 13h00 to 14h00 in the Leslie Commerce Building on Upper Campus at UCT. Please check the latest seminar for venue details.

Please contact Lameez.Fakier@uct.ac.za if you have any queries.


  • Tuesday, 07 August 2018 - Prof Thorsten Hens (University of Zurich): An application of evolutionary portfolio theory to factor investing (Venue: Lecture Theatre 2B on Level 2)

  • Tuesday, 31 July 2018 - Sifiso Skenjana (UCT): Financial Development and Property Rights

  • Monday, 23 July 2018 - Second semester started

  • Saturday, 16 June 2018 - Mid-year vacation until 22 July 2018

  • Monday, 14 May 2018 - Daniel Opolot (UCT): How central agents affect group behavior and the speed of learning

  • Monday, 07 May 2018 - Alex Backwell (UCT): Term Structure Modelling with Unspanned Factors and Unspanned Stochastic Volatility

  • Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - Mario Giuricich (UCT): Further developments on the pricing of Contingent Convertible Catastrophe Bonds

  • Tuesday, 17 April 2018 - Richard Liebman: Financial changes/Trends in USA Public and Private Equity Markets

  • Tuesday, 10 April 2018 - A/Prof Tanja Tippett (UCT and Old Mutual): Current challenges in the Savings Industry

  • Friday, 30 March 2018 - Mid-semester vacation until 8 April 2018

  • Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - Prof Peter Ritchken (Case Western Reserve University): Capital Structure and Asset Flexibility

  • Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - Cian Cullinan (UCT): Implementation of Bivariate Unspanned Stochastic Volatility Models

  • Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - Prof Peter Ritchken (Case Western Reserve University): Affirmative Action, Empowerment Contracts and Risk Incentives

  • Monday, 05 March 2018 - Dr Michael Wong (City University of Hong Kong): Fintech Cases in China and their implications

  • Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - Andrew Soane (UCT): Latent State and Parameter Estimation of Stochastic Volatility/Jump Models via Particle Filtering

  • Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - A/Prof Co-Pierre Georg (UCT): Illiquidity Spirals in Coupled Over-the-Counter Markets

  • Monday, 19 February 2018 - First semester starts

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